Population health management

In Denmark, the health and well-being of all citizens are a common concern among individuals, families, local networks and communities, municipalities, regions, and the state.

The Danish healthcare system is a universal coverage system financed via taxes, which provides free and equal access to healthcare for all citizens. The five Danish regions are responsible for hospitals and local general practitioners, while the 98 municipalities are responsible for out-patient care services such as rehabilitation, prevention, and elderly care. 

The transformation of the Danish healthcare system includes a high focus on population health management and prevention, as the goal is to increase the health status of the population. 

In this context, Denmark has managed to have one of the most cost-effective healthcare systems in the world.

Primary care

One significant feature of the Danish healthcare model is the unique organisation of primary care, which actively contributes to ensuring citizen-centred healthcare services of the highest quality to all citizens.

The role of the general practitioner

In Denmark, all citizens have free access to a general practitioner (GP) who acts as the gateway to all healthcare services. The GP is the patient’s primary contact point to the healthcare system, and 90 % of all medical cases are handled by the GP.

Public-private partnerships

Denmark has a long tradition of strong public-private partnerships. The close collaboration between the industry and the public healthcare system ensures that innovative medicines and solutions are offered to the patients.

E-health in Denmark

The Danish society in general is highly digitised and that goes for the healthcare sector as well. Every month 5.5 million digital messages are exchanged between 150 different systems.

Healthcare data

Denmark has one of the most – if not the most – extensive records of population healthcare data in the world. Dating back to the 1960s, records of treatment, medicine, diagnosis, social care efforts etc. can be traced across the entire Danish population.

Personalised Patient Support

Most countries face a common challenge today; a rise in the number of chronically ill patients combined with limited resources.

Decentralised clinical trials

Decentralised clinical trials (DCTs) introduce a revolution in the clinical trial industry by enabling faster trial execution, delivering more representative and diverse datasets, and providing clinical trials that are easily accessible and convenient for participants to take part in.

Pandemic response

Within two years, the COVID-19 virus infected over half a billion people and caused the death of more than 6 million people. The Danish COVID-19 strategy has aimed at saving human lives, protecting elderly and vulnerable people and avoiding overload of the healthcare system.